Source of Bliss

“Other expenses in Malaysia are enough to manage for the both of us, so we can still save money. After 15 years of working in Malaysia, we are now just waiting for the right time to go home and retire.”

“I used to work as a gardener in my hometown, but my salary was only enough for our monthly expenses. I had no savings for the future after my husband passed away. At that time, I decided to go and work abroad. Even though my children were still in their first year of secondary school, I needed to do something to improve our future. I chose Malaysia, because it’s easy for me to go back to my hometown if I have some extra budget. I got remarried in Malaysia, my husband is from the same district as me. I am so grateful that he understands that I am saving money for my children in Indonesia. My employer is also very kind, he provides me lunch everyday when I am helping out in the kitchen at his restaurant. Other expenses in Malaysia are enough to manage for the both of us, so we can still save money. After 15 years of working in Malaysia, we are now just waiting for the right time to go home and retire.”

Masriah, 53 years old, Teluk Kelumpang